Glenapp Castle

Hotel

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ

    Glenapp Castle is a Scottish Baronial castle set in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland, offering true exclusivity. It is ideal for a relaxing break or to hire on an exclusive use basis for a wedding, family gathering or corporate event.

     

    Glenapp castle opened to guests in 2000 and is now a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Association and recognised as one of Scotland's finest hotels.

    Owners Graham and Fay Cowan have painstakingly restored Glenapp Castle to its former glory after years of neglect. The castle is a spectacular example of the 'Scottish Baronial' style of architecture, set in magnificent private gardens and grounds high on a hill looking out over the Irish Sea to Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Mull of Kintyre.

    All of the original character and atmosphere of this spectacular Victorian stately home has been retained. Each of the 17 bedrooms has been individually decorated in traditional style and furnished with carefully chosen fine antique furniture and original art. The 36 acres of grounds have also been restored to provide a magical expanse of glorious gardens and woodland, of particular appeal being the two and a half acre walled garden with its many unusual specimens and an impressive 150ft Victorian glasshouse.

    Guests may spend rewarding moments strolling through the terraced formal gardens or play croquet on the lawn, or in more energetic mode, tennis on the all-weather tennis court. Dining in our award winning restaurant each evening at the castle is a peerless experience with the finest cuisine created by a skilled and professional team and complemented by carefully selected wines from the castle cellars.

    The surrounding Ayrshire and Galloway countryside is ruggedly beautiful with many places of interest for guests to visit as well as numerous activities to enjoy either in the castle grounds or nearby.

    Activities such as:

    • Falconry
    • Archery
    • Fishing
    • Shooting
    • Horseriding
    • Clay-pigeon Shooting
    • Cycling 

    Glenapp Castle has 17 luxury bedrooms and is open to individual guests from mid March until 2nd January with the exception of Christmas week.

    Exclusive Use Venue Hire:

    The castle is also available for 'Exclusive Use' reservations throughout most of the year and in this guise becomes a wildly romantic setting for weddings or the perfect retreat for family celebrations, sporting breaks,corporate entertaining and product launches.
    All our rates are per room per night and include luxury accommodation, a gourmet dinner, full Scottish breakfast and VAT.

    Dining:

    Our award winning restaurant is also open to non resident guests for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A reservation for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner must be made in advance.

    To make a reservation please contact the reservations team on 01465 831212.

    Commonwealth Games 2014  23rd July to 3rd August:

    Before the Games

    14th July to 22nd July – rooms available . For up to date room availability please call us.

    During the Games

    23rd July to 3rd August - rooms available. For up to date room availability and for any group enquiries please check with the castle.

    After the Games

    4th to 15th August –  rooms available. For up to date room availability please call us.

    The Ryder Cup 24th to 29th September:

    Before The Ryder Cup

    8th  to 23rd September – rooms available. For up to date room availability please call us.

    During The Ryder Cup

    24th to 29th September - rooms available. For up to date room availability and for any group enquiries please check with the castle.

    After The Ryder Cup

    29th September to 2nd October – rooms available. Any group enquiries please check with the castle.

    *Exclusive Use reservations are available on certain dates. Please note that Exclusive Use reservations incurr an exclusive use fee so please contact us directly  so that we can provide an accurate quote.

     

     

    Gradings
    5 Hotel
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access Eat Scotland Gold Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Spring
    1 Apr 2014 - 24 May 2014
    Summer
    25 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
    Autumn/Winter
    1 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014

    The castle closes each year from 2nd January until late March.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    5
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    A Ground Floor Garden View
    East Wing Suite
    Large Ground Floor Garden View
    Master Double/Twin
    Second Floor Sea View

    For all enquiries or to check availability please call the reservations team on 01465 831212 or email us at info@glenappcastle.com.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle

    Children

    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available

    Facilities

    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available
    • Internet Access
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Entry Phone System
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Open To Non Residents We are open to non-residents for Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Catering

    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Lunch Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Restaurant
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Vegan Meals Available

    Domestic

    • Lounge
    • Iron Available
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Trouser Press
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Telephone
    • Log Fire
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Electric Shaver Point

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Coastal Location

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Ayr follow Signs for A77 - Stranraer. Thirteen miles South of Girvan, you will pass through the village of Ballantrae, crossing the River Stinchar as you leave. Take the first turning on the RIGHT, 100 yards beyond the river (not sign posted). Continue along this road for almost a mile until you see the closed wrought iron gates of the castle and the adjacent North Lodge house. The gates are kept closed in order to preserve the privacy of the grounds and are automatically controlled. Please use the telephone entry system provided.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest Train Station is Girvan. Thirteen Miles south of Girvan you will pass through the village of Ballantrae, crossing the River Stinchar as you leave. Take the first turning on the RIGHT, 100 yards beyond the river (not sign posted). Continue along this road for almost a mile until you see the closed wrought iron gates of the castle and the adjacent North Lodge house. The gates are kept closed in order to preserve the privacy of the grounds and are automatically controlled. Please use the telephone entry system provided.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow join the M8 motorway eastbound towards Glasgow City Centre and Edinburgh. Exit the M8 at junction 24. Follow the signs for the A77/M77 towards Prestwick Airport and Kilmarnock. Continue on the A77 southbound through the outskirts of Ayr. Continue on the A77 towards Stranraer, through Maybole, Girvan. Thirteen Miles south of Girvan you will pass through the village of Ballantrae, crossing the River Stinchar as you leave. Take the first turning on the RIGHT, 100 yards beyond the river (not sign posted). Continue along this road for almost a mile until you see the closed wrought iron gates of the castle and the adjacent North Lodge house. The gates are kept closed in order to preserve the privacy of the grounds and are automatically controlled.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan, take the A77 Northbound signposted to Ayr. and turn LEFT 100 yards before the bridge over the River Stinchar at Ballantrae. Continue along this road for almost a mile until you see the closed wrought iron gates of the castle and the adjacent North Lodge house. The gates are kept closed in order to preserve the privacy of the grounds and are automatically controlled. Please use the telephone entry system provided.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    Parking

    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    • Glenapp Castle's amazing '4 nights for the price of 3' offer:

      Guests booking a three night stay on our standard dinner, bed and breakfast rates can enjoy a fourth nights accommodation and breakfast free of charge with only dinner chargeable at our normal tariff of £65.00 per person.

      This special offer is subject to availbility. 

      To check availability or to make a reservation please call us on 01465 831212 or email us at info@glenappcastle.com

    • Glenapp Castle 2014 Small Wedding Package just for two.

      This Small Wedding Package is available midweek, Sunday to Thursday and includes three nights accommodation in a Luxury master Room, a six course gourmet dinner, full Scottish breakfast and VAT at 20% . Also included is a piper to play before and after the wedding and a complimentary bottle of House Champagne after the ceremony.

      For more infromation please contact us on 01465 831212 or email us at info@glenappcastle.com

       

       

    • Glenapp Castle Special Spring Short Breaks

      The castle re-opens fro new season on Friday 28th March 2014 and we are offering some great Spring Breaks in March, April and May. 

      Midweek Spring Break rates start from £160.00 per person per night and include a three course gourmet dinner, dram of Bladnoch, full Scottish breakfast and VAT at 20%

      Weekend Spring Break rates start from £180.00 per person per night and include a three course gourmet dinner, complimentary tea and shortbread on arrival, full Scottish breakfats and VAT at 20%.

      Minimum two night stay required

      Dont' miss out - Book now!

    • Glenapp Castle Easter and May Bank Holidays '3 Nights for the price of 2' Offer

      Guests booking a stay of 2 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast can enjoy a third night of bed and breakfast free of charge, with only dinner chargeable at our normal rate of £65.00 per person. Dinner must be taken at the castle on the 3rd evening.

      To check availability or to make a reservation please call us on 01465 831212.

    • Glenapp Castle 'Early Bird' Offer

      Simply book 21 days in advance of our standard dinner, bed and breakfast rate and you will get 20% OFF.

      This offer is ONLY available for bookings in May and June, across all room types and on all available dates.

      Full pre-payment is required on the day of booking. No cancellation or refund is available.

      Book now and enjoy a wonderful break at Glenapp Castle.

       

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